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It was 50 years ago this Friday that President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Several local public figures recalled their reaction to the assassination and its aftermath.
A police dog searches children picked from the audience for tobacco products during a demonstration by the The North America Police Workdog Association Wednesday at Ben Franklin Middle School in Valparaiso.
A police officer playing a purse thief is attacked by a police dog during a demonstration by the the North America Police Workdog Association at Ben Franklin Middle School in Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee continues to struggle to find solutions to the "No left turn-itis" problem on Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | As lemonade stands go, it was a resounding success, generating more than $200 in just two hours. But Wednesday's effort wasn't a typical kid's beverage sale, and it's now snowballed into a much larger relief effort for those affected by the tornado strike in Oklahoma.
VALPARAISO | Ben Franklin Middle School eighth-graders recently spent a day of service out in the community creating new connections and giving back.
VALPARAISO | The rupture of a natural gas line near Ben Franklin Middle School prompted officials to evacuate the school Tuesday morning.
A number of region schools scored highly in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl state finals Saturday, with two taking top honors.
Ben Franklin B team completes unbeaten football season Ben Franklin's B team picked up a win in its last football game Oct. 15 to finish the season 8-0. Team members include John Hruska, Riley Woodward, Cameron Brice, Benjamin Kroll, Marcus Gholston, Terry Peek, Isaiah Buck, Adrian Guzman, C…
VALPARAISO | The last of the funds for the Valparaiso Street bond issue will finally be spent, but it won't be spent on Valparaiso Street.
As school districts across the county struggle with issues ranging from funding to bullying, officials don't want to forget all the good things happening in schools and the progress students, teacher and staff are making to improve education across the region.
VALPARAISO | It was a moment Nigel Singer won't soon forget. With 17 seconds left in a seventh-grade basketball game between rival middle schools Ben Franklin in Valparaiso and Fegely in Portage, the 12-year-old shot and scored.
Nigel Singer (No. 21 in white) scored his first basket, with some help from his teammates at Ben Franklin Middle School and the opposing team, Fegely Middle School.
Benjamin Franklin Middle School student and basketball team's manager, Nigel Singer, 12, had a dream come true on Jan. 17, when Benjamin Franklin played Portage rival, Fegely Middle School. Both teams put the game second and Nigel first when they sent him in to play. Nigel kept missing shots…
Charles Nagy, 14, of Valparaiso is a local athlete with summer plans that will take him to the other side of the globe.
PORTAGE | Paul Saylor fourth and fifth graders Anna Garcia and Brianna Crum took part in this year's competition at the Porter County Spelling Bee.
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